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Swedish immigrant and horticulturist, Axel Hallstrom, moved from Minnesota to Florida in 1904 for a warmer climate for his sickly wife, and land to grow tropical trees and fruits. He later purchased 100 acres on the "golden ridge," the tropical sand...more
In order to find this wonderful home, be sure to identify this as 1723 Old Dixie Hwy SW. From Vero Beach take the Hwy south and keep going.... Our docent was Al. He knew everything about the home and the family. The house is perfectly...More
The two tour guides here really make this place wonderful.
My sister and I spent about two hours here going through the home and asking questions.
We sat on the porch and rocked in chairs for probably 15 min
What a wonderful day.
Went to see this historic house this afternoon, and was entertained by a very lively and knowledgeable docent, about the history of the single family who occupied this home for close to 90 years, and who ran the groves on the property.
At one time...More
Went there with some friends to see the St. Lucia celebration and was more than pleasantly surprised with this gem of a home.
When the explanation of the property and the tour given was over I was elated with not only the history of this...More
In March the Garden Club of Indian River Co. hosted their semi annual flower show here. It was attended by many county residents and out of county residents. the home was decorated with period style flower arrangements and displays. there was a large tent set...More
This old family homestead was owned by a Swedish family in the early 1900's and the Historical Society has restored it and now maintains it for tours. So sweet and beautiful and if you can go when they are holding one of their events at...More
The Hallstrom House is open Monday through Friday from 1-4 pm. A $5.00 per person admission is suggested but you will not be turned away with any amount of donation. Since it is run by a non-profit group (Indian River County... More
The Hallstrom House is open Monday through Friday from 1-4 pm. A $5.00 per person admission is suggested but you will not be turned away with any amount of donation. Since it is run by a non-profit group (Indian River County Historical Society), it depends on donations for up-keep.